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Saturday, June 30, 2012
Today's installment of "Quality TriMet Bus Stops"
King Tut comes to Portland
(Disclaimer: Yes, I was breaking the law. I was trespassing on railroad and City property without authorization. So sue me. No, I didn't have anyone run up and prevent me from going here. Thank God. Nor did the two people who were working here (including the fueling guy) seem to care that I was taking pictures. The fueling guy just turned his back to me...that's fine I didn't need him in the picture but he had a job to do so I wasn't about to tell him to move, I just got what I wanted, he's doing what he needed to do, and frankly he seemed a little interested at the wrap too. So if I show up on the Steel Bridge spy cam, yes, I was there.)
WANT TRIMET REGULATIONS? I GOT EM!
Public Records Retention Guidance
Trimet records management
Hours of service policy
Incident Notification Guidelines
Issuance and Processing of Interdiction Commands
TriMet Code Violations-Definitions
Inspector Role and Job Duties
Request for Police Assistance
Bus and MAX Platform Inspection
Break review form
Light rail safety minutes
YOU CAN BRING YOUR FIREWORKS ON TRIMET
Bringing Fireworks onto TriMet Vehicles
During the July 4 holiday week, customers are allowed to board and ride on
TriMet with unopened, prepackaged fireworks in a closed bag or other carrier.
If you have questions, please see your garage manager.
TRIMET EMPLOYEES/RETIREES-GET YOUR PAPERWORK READY
The verification phase of the Dependent Eligibility Audit is beginning. During this phase you will need to verify the eligibility of all the dependents remaining on your TriMet health care plan. This means you will have to supply documentation, like tax returns, marriage and/or birth certificates, for each of your eligible dependents by Aug. 3, 2012. On or around June 30, you will receive a list of acceptable documents and step by step procedures in the mail. Make sure to review the eligibility requirements, provide documentation verifying your dependents and confirm the audit of your dependents is complete. Documents can be mailed, faxed or uploaded through Mercer’s website.
"Moving Together" (give us a freaking break)
Due to the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project, the current Operations Command Center at Ruby Junction will no longer be big enough to support the rail addition. Holgate Plaza, currently housing Service Planning and Scheduling, Transportation Training and Safety and Security will need to be demolished for the project. On Wednesday, the Board of Directors approved a lease for two floors of Harrison Square, an office building located at SW 1st Avenue and Harrison Street, where most employees from divisions other than operations will report to work as of February 2013. Eventually, the OCC, Operations, Safety and Security, IT and Customer Service will be consolidated at Center Street. New, smaller cubes will be used in both Harrison Square and Center Street, along with fewer offices to promote a more collaborative work environment and save money by reducing square footage needed for the lease.
THE CASE OF THE BULLIED BUS MONITOR PARALLELS THE LIFE OF A BUS DRIVER
And if the offender leaves before the 'authorities' arrive there is no further action taken against them, unless of course they actually used some sort of violence against you. They can come back another day and do it all over again.
School bus drivers even have less control over the situation as they are prohibited from removing students from the bus.
Bus monitor's composure in face of taunters carries a lesson
Seen On Facebook
You know why I'm smiling? Cause I still make 250,000 a year while cutting service and health care to pay for new office furniture and spending tax payers money and can't be stopped. Ha ha ha thanks Fred!
SAM SWARTZ LAST DAY
Friday, June 29, 2012
Dispatch June 28
Lucky Trimet has a monopoly
Lucky Trimet is a monopoly-part 2
Lucky Trimet is a monopoly-part 3
The best of dispatch-June 28
IT'S UNBELIEVABLE! IT'S SUNSET BOB
I DIDN'T PUT IT TOGETHER TILL NOW!
KATU WANTS TO COVER THE LATEST ATTACK ON A TRIMET BUS DRIVER
Thursday, June 28, 2012
THE TRIMET SYSTEM
CHECK OUT STEVE FUNGS BUS TODAY
I DON'T QUITE GET THE BRAGGING
May’s fare enforcement report nearly 10-fold increase over last year | TriMet Media
One thing TRIMET does to perfection:
SEND ME AN ANGEL
THE BABY STORY IS NEWS-WHY IS A DRIVER ATTACKED NOT NEWS?
MARY FESTCH REALLY SLINGS THE BULLSHIT HERE
BRUCE PEEK ON LARS LARSON
Trimet com center updates
TRIMET COMM CTR-JUNE 25
Trimet comm center-June 25-5:30pm-10:3…
Trimet comm center-June 25/26-10:30pm-…
Trimet comm ctr-June 26-11:56am-10:21pm
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Trimet page regarding the union dispute
Lots of complex documents here:
Trimet board of sock puppets-June meeting
Adam's gets 'mostly true' from politifact
PolitiFact Oregon | Does TriMet itself say that free rides for high school students do not add to operating costs?
The real scoop of the latest baby bus incident
Beth Dehamel next executive to hit the road?
KATU NEWS STORY ON CLAUDINE
Portland Mayor Sam Adams humbles Trimet
SOCK PUPPETS MOVE TO STIFLE THE PUBLIC
Swiftly veering into fuck-TriMet territory. They cut the right to speak on resolutions and the director is leaving early which will probably— Cameron Johnson (@CamOfPortland) June 27, 2012
(Cont'd) successfully cut off all public testimony altogether. With only four members here it's clear they are dodging all backlash.— Cameron Johnson (@CamOfPortland) June 27, 2012
The board of delayers have just gotten past the general manager's comments. I make a motion to blockade the doors, can I get a second?— Cameron Johnson (@CamOfPortland) June 27, 2012
SOCK PUPPETS MEETING IN 8 MINS
|Neil Mcfarlane manipulates a puppet|
1120 SW 5th Avenue
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Dispatch says its Ok to take bike inside!
TRIMET ACTIVIST 'HB'
LOTS OF RETWEETS ON THIS ONE TODAY!
Seriously, fuck Trimet— Aisha Sugar(@aishasugar) June 27, 2012
MEDIA FRENZY ABOUT TO BEGIN!
CLAUDINE BACK IN THE NEWS
Three passengers who were on the bus at the time say it is the same driver who was involved in the incident last year.
TriMet investigating new crying mom complaint
Transit union leader to put focus on scheduling
The issue also arises because many drivers work split shifts — with part of their shift in the morning and part of it in the afternoon, with breaks in between, to accommodate customers' peak travel periods. About 50 runs for drivers break down into three pieces — with downtime in between —spread out over 12 hours.
Transit union leader to put focus on scheduling - Ottawa - CBC News
TRIMET WANTS MORE TIME
Cautionary tale on light rail
During a week in the land of granola and Birkenstocks, I was treated firsthand to the pleasures of "rush hour" (there's a misnomer if ever there was one) traffic that extended well past seven in the evening while traveling on nearly every freeway serving the metropolitan region. None of the traffic jams I experienced was the result of accident or construction ---- just too many cars.
Full article here
Transit Funding Cuts Are Putting Bus Drivers in Danger
A bus driver now gets assaulted every three days in the United States, estimates the Amalgated Transit Union. Headlines abound of drivers getting kicked, punched, stabbed and shot, while the lower-profile offenses – spitting and verbal harassment – have almost become part of the job description.
@BikePortland @MayorSamAdams Trimet could've gotten the furniture SO MUCH cheaper on Craig's List. (rolls eyes)— A Mancini (@nootelluh) June 26, 2012
MT @acseger: It looks kinda bad when u route your new rail line thru your old office building & then furnish fancier digs downtown #trimet— Joseph Rose (@pdxcommute) June 26, 2012
ONLY THE WAR IN IRAQ IS MORE OUTRAGEOUS THAN TRIMET
Monday, June 25, 2012
SOCK PUPPETS WILL BE APPROVING THE FOLLOWING
They got their cute little sayings like this:
ARE THE SCUM SUCKERS REALLY GONNA SPEND MONEY LIKE THIS ON STUPID STUFF?
TriMet's $1.4 million bill for new office furniture connected to Portland-Milwaukie light rail project:... tmblr.co/Ze3LpvO84uTU— Daniel Kemble (@Kemble238) June 26, 2012
BLASTS FROM THE WAY BACK PAST-5 YEARS AGO
WHY ARE THEY TRYING TO KILL US?
THE MUTHA FREAKING TICKET MACHINES
And a story from way back when:
WHAT IS TRIMET?
Or are they THIS?
We all know they sure like THIS!
SAM WANTS TO STICK IT TO TRIMET
The move would force TriMet to pay Portland about $2 million a year, money that neither the city nor TriMet budgeted. That's identical to costs previously identified by TriMet to maintain free trips for high school students enrolled in Portland Public Schools.
Full story here!
Jack Bogdanksi on Trimet office scandal
Surprise! Mystery Train prompts Tri-Met office upgrade
|Posted at 7:43 AM | Permalink|
Read comments HERE!
TRIMESS CUTTING ROUTES AND BENEFITS-BUT EXPANDING MANAGERS OFFICES
Sunday, June 24, 2012
ITS A NEW DAY AT ATU 757
Congratulations on Winning!
I got a blank piece of TriMet stationary.
I shouldn't complain because, well, it was free...but I just have a really empty feeling about this. No "Thanks for riding TriMet?" No "We hope to see you on WES soon?" Nope. Just empty space.
At least the monthly pass will go to a deserving person who can use it. I have an annual pass so I clearly don't need it.
Another blast from the VERY FAR AWAY past
Blast from the WAY past (the very beginning)
BLAST FROM THE WAY PAST-5 YEARS AGO (the very beginning)
Fox News Reports: Egypt Follows US in Electing Muslim President
Sean Hannity, the Fox News host, noted that in electing Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptians were echoing the decision of American voters in 2008.
“The similarities between Obama and Morsi are striking,” he said. “Both come from radical political parties, and both have unfamiliar, foreign-sounding names. One key difference, of course, is that Morsi makes no secret of being a Muslim.”
Mr. Hannity predicted that the two Presidents could have a close working relationship going forward: “I’m sure President Obama has already called Morsi to congratulate him, one Muslim brother to another.”
Mr. Hannity said that the election of Mr. Morsi may be just the latest result in a trend that augurs well for Mr. Obama’s own re-election hopes: “In recent months, Egypt elected a Muslim, France elected a Socialist, and Kenya elected a Kenyan.”
In other Egyptian news, a hospital spokesman said today that former President Hosni Mubarak, declared “clinically dead” just days ago, continues to make a remarkable recovery: “Today he was able to eat, say a few words, and wire four billion dollars to Switzerland.”
3 years ago
Passengers object to TRIMET service cuts! - YouTube
Don't miss the MLR citizens advisory meeting
Saturday, June 23, 2012
ERIK HALSTEAD WINS A TRIMET PASS!
Construction on the construction detour
Posted by Jessica Bucciarelli at Jun 22, 2012 04:05 PM | Permalink
Starting June 23 and lasting for about a month, private utility crews will be working on SE Center St between the Brooklyn Yard (east of TriMet's Center St facility) and Milwaukie Ave. Northbound lines 17 and 70 will continue to use Center St. There will be intermittent lane closures. Pedestrian access and access to the parking lot will be maintained. Watch for flaggers.
Leverage filming at TriMet
Get out your VERIFICATION documents-trimet coming at ya
TriMet is conducting an audit to ensure that only those that are eligible, are receiving TriMet’s health benefits. The eligibility audit began this spring with an amnesty phase that concluded May 18. All ineligible dependents that were reported during this phase have been removed from our health care plans. The audit period, where you will need to verify the eligibility of all the dependents remaining on your TriMet health care plan is beginning. This means you will have to supply documentation, like tax returns, marriage and/or birth certificates, for each of your eligible dependents by Aug. 3, 2012. On or around June 30, you will receive a list of acceptable documents and step by step procedures in the mail. Dependent Eligibility Audit
Friday, June 22, 2012
And if you haven't had enough dispatch for one week
Trimet starts attacking its employees again publicly
Their 'new' website here!
Miracle at Sunset Transit Center
It appears the work is finally proceeding for drywall repair,paint and
As a matter of fact I did everything possible to avoid contacting them at all.
Some of them were pretty pushy when I did end up having to talk to them.
But now that I don't work there anymore, and have really starting listening to the scanner regularly, I got to hand to to em.
They do a pretty damn good job, really.
(I don't know how they can handle it hour after hour, it would drive me INSANE)
#trimet rail supervisor has to manually lift each gate arm, alternating to let traffic go through! WOW! #trimess #fail— TriMet Scanner (@trimetscanner) June 23, 2012
HOW LONG HAVE TRIMET OPERATORS BEEN SUBJECT TO BULLYING
Unions face need to evolve
Trimet already redesigned the internal website
- First, take a look at the new website prototype here.
- Then, send your comments and suggestions to email@example.com. Was it easy to use? Did you experience any problems? What could make it better? If you're reporting a problem, please let us know which computer/device and web browser you're using.
I've never seen a tourist publication critical of Trimet
Simply put, this has to be one of the the most seamless airport-to-transit connections in the country:
The Transit Tourist: Portland, Ore. | The Source
SOCK PUPPETS MEETING AGAIN!
15/4 94/10 32/58/17 94/?THOSE #TRIMET BUSESHAVE BEEN CANCELLED!— TriMet Scanner (@trimetscanner) June 22, 2012